Earth Festival to benefit from Lottery grant
Organisers of the Jurassic Coast Earth Festival are celebrating the news that they have been awarded a £49,000 grant from the Lottery to help with running costs.
The inaugural event, which will include the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, takes place between May and September.
Although it will stretch across the Jurassic Coast’s entire 95-mile stretch, with celebrations from Exmouth in the west to Studland Bay in the east, it is the Lyme Regis Development Trust which has played the most important role in the festival’s planning; Candida Blaker, a resident of the town, has been the main organiser.
Richard Bellamy, the acting head of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s South West division, spoke of his organisation’s excitement about the festival when making the announcement, stating his belief that it will help visitors to the area young and old alike learn more about the Jurassic Coast’s fascinating history.
Anyone planning to attend the Fossil Festival is advised to look up Lyme Regis hotels sooner rather than later, as the event is expected to welcome thousands of enthusiasts to the town.
Published on 11/03/2012.